'Absolutely brilliant. Best read I have had in a long time.'
I was asked to write Party Night as an e-book only 'taster' for Revelry, and it was quite a challenge to start with: how do you write a prequel, which introduces the main characters, has something of a plot in itself, yet doesn't give too much away about the novel it precedes? Once I got into it, though, I loved it - and it's a lot easier to be funny when you have relatively few words to play with!
The biggest night in the year and the party is just beginning!
A wickedly decadent short story from the author of Revelry. It’s New Years Eve and best friends Poppy and Bella are ready to celebrate in style in this brilliant short story from Lucy Lord.
Heading to the trendy Hoxton hotspot owned by Bella’s brother, they are soon surrounded by their glamorous friends and the party is in full swing. Bella couldn’t be happier when things start heating up with the breathtakingly handsome Ben, but as the drinks continue to flow, Bella soon finds the evening not going to plan.
With the clock approaching midnight, engagements, treachery and explosive confrontations guarantee the year will start with a bang. And for Bella the excitement is just beginning; with plans for their holiday in Ibiza already underway, who knows what the summer has in store for her?
'Filthy-bright, brash and laugh-out-loud funny. Modern chick-lit can sometimes feel a bit anaemic, with cardboard characters and stock situations which draw on a host of genre cliches from a gazillion romcoms; not something I'd accuse this of. The characters and plot are concisely drawn and it bounces along merrily in the vein of an early Jilly Cooper. Perfect for a lazy afternoon on the beach. This could well be a new author to keep an eye on.'